A coalition of #EndSARS activists has called for the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State over the alleged killing of peaceful protesters at the Lekki toll gate in October last year.
The group, under the aegis of #EndSARSUNITED, also demanded the full implementation of the Lagos judicial panel report.
- Outdoor Advertisers decry excessive bills charged by signage agencies
- Strange deaths hit Kwara community
Speaking at the briefing, Adesina Ogunlana, a counsel for the #EndSARS protesters, faulted the decision of the Lagos governor to set up a white-paper committee on the panel’s report.
Ogunlana said it is against the “Principle of natural justice for the governor to sit as a judge over his own case”.
He alleged that the military personnel, who shot at the protesters, could not have acted without clearance from the president.
“We place the blame of the Lekki massacre at the doorstep of President Buhari and demand his immediate resignation,” he said.
He also alleged that the overwhelming evidence presented before the panel and its findings showed that as the chairman of the Lagos State Security Council, Sanwo-Olu influenced the processes that led to the dispatch of soldiers to the Lekki tollgate to fire live bullets at unarmed and innocent protesters.
“We hold that he stands indicted and he should resign immediately,” he added.
Meanwhile, a member of the Lagos #EndSARS panel, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (SAN) has raised the alarm that his life is under threat over the recent report of the panel.
There has been a controversy over the panel report released last week.
Adegboruwa, in a statement yesterday, said there had been increasing threats and attacks on him by “Those suspected to be agents of the government.”
He said, “Since the submission of the report of the Lagos #EndSARS Panel, there have been lots of threats and attacks by those suspected to be agents of the government, upon me, especially in the media.
“I have not committed any crime beyond joining other eminent Nigerians with unblemished integrity to accept the nomination of government on behalf of my constituency, the Nigerian Bar Association and the civil society and the indeed the masses of our people for a national assignment.”